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review 2018-05-19 09:22
#32 - Wonder by R. J. Palacio
Wonder - R.J. Palacio

Where to start? This book was one of the most interesting I’ve read this year. The topic is really not a light one and I can tell you that you may want to cry, but also cry tears of joy because August is really a funny little dude.


I honestly am speechless after reading this. It shows how much children can be jerks, but adults as well, and how people can make somebody’s life difficult without even knowing it. If you haven’t heard about this book yet, this is about August, aged 10, who has had medical issues all his life because of a facial difference (people call him deformed). But August does not have special means as many people like to think, he is just an ordinary boy who wants to do ordinary things.


The story follows August everyday’s life at school and shows how difficult it can be for him but also, how amazing it is to be a child and enjoy a simple life. I really hated when the other kids were mean to him and that August was never complaining about it. He is really tough and is always kind to everyone, even when other kids are being jerks. He is an example for all of us.


This story shows how important friendship is and how you should not treat someone differently just because he looks different. This is actually really important for young readers but even more for adults! I learnt a lot reading this book, it taught me so many things I thought I had already acquired. This is a must read. There is also a movie about it and I really want to see it.

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Wonder by J.R Palacio
Wonder - R.J. Palacio


Published: February 14,2012 
Page Count: 315 

Beautiful Quotes:
“Be kinder than is necessary. Because it's not enough to be kind. One should be kinder than needed.” 

"Courage. Kindness. Friendship. Character. These are the qualities that define us as human beings, and propel us, on occasion, to greatness.” 


“The best way to measure how much you've grown isn't by inches or the number of laps you can now run around the track, or even your grade point average-- though those things are important, to be sure. It's what you've done with your time, how you've chosen to spend your days, and whom you've touched this year. That, to me, is the greatest measure of success.” 


Quick Review:

August was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school.When his parents bring up the idea he tries to convince them otherwise but finally gives in.Soon he starts 5th grade at Beecher Prep and being the new kid with his facial deformity is not easy.The book is written from different perspectives of people who love Auggie and what they go through because of his face.Throughout the book you see how he tries and overcomes a lot of the problems that come with pre-judice because of his appearance and proves that he is in fact an ordinary kid.I really enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it to people of all ages.

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